Two Killed In Rwanda Attack Near Border With Burundi
By Wisdom Peter,
Report, according to News24, a Rwandan army official have said, At least two Rwandan civilians were killed and eight injured when attackers set fire to three passenger vehicles in the southern Nyamagabe district, which borders Burundi.
Innocent Munyengango, an army spokesperson said, they have been watching the situation in this area for some time now and have a good idea of who is behind today’s incident.
“We are in pursuit of the attackers and action will be taken against those responsible,” he said.
Munyengango said the army is pursuing the attackers who retreated into Nyungwe Forest, a mountain rainforest area that is home to wild chimpanzees.
The report says, Just two days earlier, President Paul Kagame said two or three Rwandan army soldiers were killed by rebels who had crossed the border from DRC, and blamed the earlier December 9 attack in the
country’s western Rubavu district on the Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, which has links to perpetrators of the 1994 genocide, and the Rwanda National Congress, founded by a former army chief.
Kagame, while speaking to reporters on friday in Kigali is said to have addressed tensions with neighbouring Burundi, saying his country will never be pulled into “provocations” from Burundi.
While President of Burundi, Pierre Nkurunziza is said to have earlier this month called for an emergency meeting of the East African Community, accusing Rwanda of “aggression” and of harboring plotters of a failed coup in 2015.
In the letter dated December 4, Nkurunziza told one the chairpersons of the East African regional bloc, Museveni, that Rwanda was behind the crisis that hit Burundi in April 2015, which also saw a failed coup against Nkurunziza.
Rwanda, according to News24 has denied the allegations.